You better THINK this through! UTOPIA – an IMAGINED place or state of things which is perfect – Does not apply to this subject.
We have Nine reasons to question the viability of “The Cloud” for you and your company. This is the first of three messages that will detail many topics regarding “Cloud Feasibility”. As consultants we strive to tailor solutions that fit the specific needs and aspirations of our clients. If you are an ACT! user (or want to be), we offer several “cloud based” solutions for your ACT! database. Each offers different levels of flexibility and functionality. We do however, want you to be satisfied with the products we recommend, so a full analysis of your needs is critical prior to making your decision to move to the cloud. This same analysis needs to be made for any and all applications that you are exploring moving to “The Cloud”.
1. Stable Internet Connections may not be available in many physical locations or situations. Most of us have had loss of internet connectivity either at the office or while on the road. That means you have NO ACCESS to your cloud data. Also, Government and private enterprises are always fighting over cyber rights and manipulation of system.
2. Security of information and sensitive data. Keep in mind that your information is exposed to the entire planet! If the Pentagon can be hacked, so can your cloud and everyone else bundled into it!
3. You may loose the flexibility to use your current customized configurations of applications that are important to you. Examples would be accounting system integrations, nightly imports of updated data from one application to another. Also, hardware such as business card scanners and other imports you may be performing may not fit into “The Cloud”.
MORE OF THE “CLOUDY NINE” TO FOLLOW SOON!